Not your average road race the 24 Hours of Lemons is a Road Race series run across the United States, and this weekend brings the crazy world of Lemons to Infineon Raceway. Today’s “Sears Pointless” event featured more than 50 colorful entrants, ranging from Sharks, Nascar’s, and 70’s Leman’s races to many ex movie cars.
The difference between 24 Hours of Lemons and other motoring events are the rules which are as follows.
$500 limit to prep car. This includes the purchase price of the car, any modifications made to it, and other assorted expenses (such as labor and sponsorships) are figured into the cost. Approved safety equipment, brakes, wheels, and tires are not included in the $500 figure.
Items sold off of a car can be deducted from the total spent, so it is possible to buy a more expensive car and sell off parts, or sell parts and buy better equipment. (For example selling off parts from a luxury car to circumvent/comply with the $500 rule.)
If the event organizers feel the car has exceeded its $500 limit, they assign whats called a BSF (Bullshit Factor), where every $10 the car exceeds over the $500 is docked one lap.
The car must have four wheels and been legal for highway use at its time of manufacture.
Event organizers have full rights to buy the car for $500 at the end of the race.
The “People’s Curse”: one car may be selected by blind ballot of all teams to be destroyed part way through the race.
The 8 hour event was held on a wet winters day which certainly made for some interesting racing in the early part of the day. Once the drivers got the hang of the conditions some intense motor racing took place.
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